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health in terms of research, education, and policy. >> when you look at what has been that in the past, it has not got this very far. we have to do something different. we believe a national discussion, putting aside preconceived notions will have us move forward as a nation. >> for more, we're joined by colin goddard. on april 16, 2007, he was shot four times when a gunman armed with a 22 caliber semiautomatic handgun, 9 millimeter semiautomatic, went on a rampage at virginia tech. 32 people were killed. he and 16 others were injured. colin goddard now works with the brady campaign to prevent gun violence. he just returned from meeting with survivors and their parents in newtown. the british campaign was the first trip to meet vice president joe biden's task force on guns, and later colin is headed to the white house to attend president of his announcement on gun-control. he is joining us from washington, d.c.. welcome back to "democracy now!" though the announcement has not been made as of this broadcast, president obama says he is calling for a ban on assault weapons, and high-capac
is a serious talk about investment, jobs, fighting privatization of education? our battle is just beginning. we have yet to take off the gloves. we have been fighting. >> president obama said to harry belafonte, according to harry, why don't you and cornell west, some slack? and harry belafonte responded, what might makes you think we are not? >> exactly. i want to ask you about bill o'reilly and tavis smiley. i don't know if you're watching fox on election night, but this is what bill o'reilly had to say about the outcomes of the election. >> what is your sense? he looked at these exit polls. >> my sense of the evening is, is that romney loses in ohio, the president is reelected. >> how do think we got to that point questor president obama's approval rating was so low. this is hypothetical. we don't know who is even winning right now, never mind who won. how do think it got this tight. >> because it is a changing country. it is not a traditional america anymore. there are 50% of the voting public who want stuff. they want things. and who is going to give them things? president obama. he knows
who deny climate change, and it is not about intelligence or about education. it turns out those that deny climate change, the one that are most indicated are the ones that will be in denial. the less educated are less in the nile. in other words, the nile is a fact. denial is a stance they have and the more intellectuals much they have, the more they employ their intellectual smarts to support their e motion on the nile. in other words, what i'm saying, we're not talking about it irrationality here. talking about an emotional position. the intellectual argumentations come only secondary to the emotional stance. this is a phenomenon that is very much of the political right, and that is what we see in this country, to a large degree, but it is not completely absent on the progressive side either. and we need to look at how that functions on both sides. there have been studies of the brain, have compared progressive brains versus right wing brains. these days, you can do these scans where you can gather a lot of information up to a certain point. some of them are interesting. one s
want to get both, what an incredible educational resource. the book and dvd are yours for contribution of $150. think about that as he watched recall in. let us know you are there. link tv alive and democracy now on the tv. 866-359-4334. we turn to a clip of the new film opening around the country, "harvest of the entire." >> we're all proud to be an american today. >> once again, the streets of our country were taken over today by people who don't belong here. >> the, the culture of criminality. >> that put a strain on our social security, education, health care. >> an ever teach in school the huge latino presence is a direct result of our government's actions in central america over many decades free of the thousands upon thousands of puerto rican zwerg recruited to work here in the united states free of the >> the feeling was we could easily -- easily over the government and make it easier for other american businesses to operate in central america. >> from the very beginning, the west depended for its labor on mexicans. >> are you a communist? the history. >> i had never seen anyth
. this is renowned author, educator and political activist angela davis who spoke last night, founder of the group critical resistance, a grassroots effort to in the prison industrial complex. davis voiced support for president obama, the said much work needs to be done. >> let me say this time around we cannot subordinate our aspirations and our hopes to presidential the agendas. our passionate support for president barack obama and it is wonderful that we can say for the second time, president barack obama, and we support him and are passionate about that support. but that support should also be expressed in our determination to raise issues that have largely been ignored or not appropriately addressed by the administration. and let me say that we are aware that we should be celebrating, critically celebrating the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation. [applause] there should be massive celebrations this year. what has happened other than the film "lincoln"? and of course with 2.5 million people behind bars today, the prison system, the immigrant detention system are terrible remain
of research, education, and policy. >> when you look at what has been done in the past, it has not thought of as very far. we have to do something different. we believe a national discussion, putting aside preconceived notions will have us move forward as a nation. >> appearing with the sandy hook promise, connecticut senator chris murphy predicted a defeat of nra efforts to block the approval of a new assault weapons ban. >> his job to say no gun control and has congress, but they are wrong. they will see they are wrong as this president brings the full weight of his office to the house and senate and as republicans and democrats grievously have pledged to the nra start turning a different direction. i think today is an important day because it gives a clear forum for people across newtown, across the state, and across this nation and lecturer -- clear the status quo is not ok when it comes to the laws on guns in this country. >> new figures show u.s. military suicides broke another all-time record last year. 349 active duty soldiers took their own lives in 2012, far exceeding the number
issues that are tentacles of poverty. horrible education system and lack of housing and lack of good jobs with a living wage, etc., etc. poverty ought to be something i think the president can wrap his legacy around if he wants to have one of which he and we can be proud. >> tavis, i am wondering if your campaign you're then going around the country with you feel has had any impact on corporate leaders in america? 30 years ago the private -- largest private corporation was to rollovers. middle-class situation, a pension. now it is walmart. private employer. most of their workers are in poverty themselves because of lack of benefits and low wages. >> corporate america is hard to crack. people go hard at walmart and i believe the companies ought to be respectful of the health of their employees and the equity pay of their employees, etc., but this announcement they made about hiring military veterans and giving them worked i think is significant. the point here is, corporations can lead. corporations to advance the conversation. for example, in this country, as the supreme court continues e
on the road, visiting farmers and chefs, taking produce from one to the other, and educating both parties along the way. >> may need a look at the progress of a particular crop or report back, maybe some feedback, to the farmer about how the chefs are using it or what they might be looking for in the near future. >> in many ways, produce express and people like jim mills are the link between 1,300 different restaurants in northern california and produce from all over the golden state. today's visit took us to del rio botanical farm in yolo county, where suzanne peabody ashworth was keen to get reaurants to start trying the fresh fava beans and greens she's growing. >> so we'll take some of these greens into a couple of restaurants this morning and see what the chefs want to do with them. in sacramento, there's been an explosion of restaurants over the past 4 or 5 years in our capital. again, sacramento, california, agriculture, fruits and vegetables--there's a very bice link there and the interest that my customers have in this produce. >> we call at 5:30 in the morning and get the normal
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